Two of the top three teams in the Big 12 face off this weekend in the Kansas-Texas Tech game. The Jayhawks dominated the first matchup, but the Red Raiders have a chance to use the crowd to their advantage this time.
Kansas has reeled off three straight wins in the past two weeks. In the process, the Jayhawks avenged an earlier loss to West Virginia and beat TCU on the road in overtime.
Texas Tech started the season 15-1 before dropping three straight games in mid-January. Since then, they have six of seven with the lone loss coming to Kansas. The Red Raiders are currently enjoying a four-game winning streak with wins over West Virginia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Baylor.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Kansas-Texas Tech game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Texas Tech has the edge in the game. The computer model gives the Red Raiders a 72.7 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.
Texas Tech's defense has been among the best in college basketball, but was run off the court in their loss to Kansas. The computer model seems to indicate that 14,000 Red Raiders fans can give the team the extra boost it needs against Bill Self's side.
The game will be played at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN.